Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Revisited, sans-Coravin. This time with 3 hour decant.

Much improved but still felt overall lacking given the site of harvest.
— 8 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Its no RM Panek Vineyard thats for sure,
Ron R

Ron R

Skippy, you crushed this example. Sorry to read that it didn't quite float your boat. I wonder if you shud try the 14's. They are exceptional. But I am surprised with showing... 😏
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Try the 13 Rudius Farella, besides the Knockmore which you can't find anymore, its much more drinkable than any other Rudius

Domaine Tortochot

Les Jeunes Rois Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2012

A year & half after first #coravin this bottle was in a great place! Glad I heeded my own advice for once and waited! Great blend of terroir, fruit and acidity. #burgundythursday — 18 days ago

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Domaine Léon Barral

Jadis Faugères Carignane Blend 2013

Big and bold. Dark cherries and oak. A bit heavy for me on first access with Coravin. Third access was great and paired well with tritip. — 2 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

From Coravin. Good red fruit, pepper, earth. — 14 days ago

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Neal Family Vineyards

Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

I thought the previous #coravin killed this one but after about 3 hrs it reopened for Business — 9 days ago

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Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

Revisited from a week ago. Love that Coravin!

Today I felt the tannins were better integrated and the fruit slightly more balanced. Continued with a wonderful nose. Winner!
— a month ago

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leon egozi

leon egozi

Agree coravin is the best
Eric S

Eric S

The producer is outstanding @Jason Oliver
Jason Oliver

Jason Oliver

@Eric S cool. I know winemaker Steven mirassou from my hometown really likes his stuff

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Coravin open 8 weeks very fresh oak comes through a bit ...bottom line it works — 2 months ago


Stoney Vine Vineyard Syrah 2013

By far the best Rudius I've had.

Sometimes you're feeling loquacious and sometimes not. As such, see above.

Oh. And I love the Coravin
— 15 days ago

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher i couldn't say since I think you and @Martin G Rivard have all the bottles!!!
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

We're Knockmore horders,you'll have to pry them out of our cold dead hands,
Eric S

Eric S

Love the idea of a Corvain. Trouble is we always finish the bottle.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 1995

Coravin. Perfect w lamb. — a month ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T

Last weekend, we enjoyed the 06 Napa. Tonight, we coravin-ed an 07 for comparison. I have to tell you that their Napa Cabernets are pretty consistent year to year despite changes in weather etc.. However, many people & critics revered the 07 vintage and with cause. It's has better structure, length tension & balance over the 06. Yet, the 06 is nearly just as luxurious as the 07. For me, I've had more expensive Napa Producers than the JP Napa. For example, some; Carters, Realm, Blankiet, Merus & Kobalt just to name a few. Keep in mind, I said some and not all. Many of these wines are twice the price of the JP Napa yet did not deliver twice the pleasure. In fact, some not as much pleasure and some only as good for twice & more the the price. I love really good wine, but I love wine that delivers 3-4 times on the price even more. JP Napa does that with 10+ years in the bottle...not upon release or in it's infancy. If you drink them early, you're just throwing your $ away. This 07 was in the $40-$42 range at Costco upon release. As I taste it tonight, it's such a steal. I'm not here to sell you on JP, I'm simply sharing my long history with them and tasting them against other more expensive Napa Cabernets. If you are 25-35, just buy these and forget about them for 10+ years. I believe you'll be happy you did. The nose of the 07 is ripe, beautiful; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum & plum. Liqueur notes, warm toast, anise, saddlewood, baking spices, violets and dark fresh & dry florals. The palate is beauty & complexity. The mouthfeel is thick, rich, lush and elegant. The dusty/grainy tannins are nicely resolved but have another 8-10 years to completely resolve. The fruits are ripe, rich; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum, plum & black raspberries. Lead pencil shavings, mint, eucalyptus, herbaceous notes, leather, tobacco with ash, cinnamon, nutmeg, notes of vanilla, cedar, dry crushed rocks, loamy soils, underbrush, violets, dark, dry & fresh dark florals. The length, structure, tension & balance are pronounced and will hold up for many years to come. The acidity is simply perfect. As for the finish that will only get better. It's; long, beautiful, elegant and sticks to your palate. It hasn't faded in over 5 minutes. This wine will continue to evolve and further impress. I can't wait to taste it's enhanced elegance in another 8-10 years. Photo tour of; their terrace view, small berries that translate to great wines of concentration, Bill Phelps who has taken over for his late father Joseph and one of many areas to relax and sip their wines in their newly remodel estate. — a month ago

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Phil A

Phil A

@David T David I loved the 07's with their balanced complexity and smooth lingering legs. Cheers 🍷